Involving your children in nature-based-play is the modern-mother’s goal, right? It certainly seems so if you do any Insta-scrolling or Facebooking in your spare time.
So, if you want to get some insta-worthy photos these spring holidays (come on, who doesn’t!), why don’t you get your kids out in the backyard helping you with some spring cleaning! They can do simple, safe tasks like:
- Collecting sticks
- Spreading mulch
- Planting next season’s veggies
AND, add a “life lesson”: give them a dollar for each task completed (sometimes we all need a little motivation!). This will also help teach them that work equals money, which is an important lesson for any little one to learn!
To continue your child’s financial education all year round, the LLL recommends opening a savings account. According to a recent study, youth with the highest levels of financial understanding had a savings account as a child.
If your child attends a Lutheran school, talk to the school office about opening an LLL Children’s Saving Account, or visit www.lll.org.au/child for more information.
PS – if you’re struggling for things to do in the school holidays, check out this great page on Cheap School Holiday Activities.
This advice is prepared without consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting, please consider if this advice is appropriate to your circumstances.